We’ll meet at 8 am for a short briefing at our office in Aðalstræti 17, Isafjordur. We’ll give you an overview of the tour and answer any questions you might have before our 9-am departure from Ísafjörður harbor on our passenger boat, Bjarni.
The ride to Hornvík Bay will take 2–3 hours. On the way, we’ll see the jagged coastline and the beautiful fjords that are carved into the peninsula. The ferry will drop us off in Hornvík bay at Horn, a deserted, old farm. We’ll start our hike here, following the path that circumnavigates the edge of the magnificent Hornbjarg bird cliffs. The path is very easy to follow with a mild and gradual ascent.
As we gain elevation, the view will become more and more breathtaking. After just a short hike, we’ll find ourselves on the edge of the cliffs and follow the coastline up to the 1312-foot (400-meter) high Hornbjarg.
In clear weather, by carefully looking down the cliffs, we can enjoy spectacular views over the ocean with the curving line of the cliff edges standing before us. We might even see whales surfacing or jumping in the distance! We’ll be able to see and hear thousands of birds soaring over the edge of the cliffs, living their busy, noisy lives.
This path will take us to the most scenic places and viewpoints. After exploring the area and taking millions of photos, we’ll descend into the valley, where our camp will be awaiting us with a well-deserved dinner! We have a big, heated kitchen tent, where we’ll spend time warming up, socializing, and drying off our gear.
At bedtime, we’ll head for our comfortable two-person tents, which will already be set up and ready for use.
Distance: 12 km / 7.45 mi
Altitude value: 400 m / 1312 ft